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VIDEO: Robot wars? Current and future challenges posed by drones and lethal autonomous weapons

On Thursday 25th November, British Pugwash and SYP UK’s Project on Ethical Science co-hosted a panel discussion on the technical, ethical and political challenges posed by drone warfare and lethal autonomous weapons (‘Killer Robots’). Speakers include: Dr Peter Burt, Researcher at Drone Wars UK (here), on technical / ‘state of play’ [Starts at 0mins25secs] Dr Ingvild […]

Call for Presentations: Technology & Peace Conference (SYP UK)

SYP UK Annual Conference // 12th February 2022 // University of Leicester Call for Presentations (pdf) – here   Student / Young Pugwash (SYP) is a network of students, researchers and younger people interested in a wide range of peace and security issues.  We are the youth wing of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Pugwash Conferences […]

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Interview with Prof Dame Ottoline Lesyer (UK Research & Innovation) – SYP UK

In the first episode of Student/Young Pugwash UK’s Project on Ethical Science podcast series, Niamh Healy (UCL) sat down with Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge. We hear her thoughts on what ethical science means, what mistakes are often […]

Interview with Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal (SYP UK)

Student/Young Pugwash (SYP) UK’s Niamh Healy caught up with Prof. Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, to discuss the ethical and social aspects of science and technology. Questions covered: • Why should scientists engage with the public? • How can scientists influence public policy on key issues like climate change? • What new ethical dilemmas […]

VIDEO – Ethical Science events in June

Student/Young Pugwash UK’s Project on Ethical Science held two events in June 2021. — Ethical Careers in STEM (June 9th) A virtual careers event exploring different opportunities available to STEM graduates. The panellists, from the civil service, the third sector and industry, explored the ethical considerations that have guided their own careers and provide advice […]

SYP’s Project on Ethical Science – Get involved!

The fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are full of complex ethical questions about risk, responsibility, legality and lethality. It is vital that the UK’s emerging cohort of STEMists consider ethics questions as part of their daily practice. “But where can we go to learn more about ethics in STEM?”, we hear you […]